Domestic Couple


A beautiful country estate, located in the remote Inner Southern Hebrides of Scotland, seeks a super organised and experienced domestic couple.

The couple will be expected to manage the eight bedroomed country house, which is part family home and high-end lets, to a high standard.

As this is a working estate, the successful couple will need a strong work ethic and a flexible attitude – as they will be expected to roll up their sleeves and help wherever is needed, to ensure the estate runs smoothly.

The role is on an initial 12-month contract (with opportunity to become permanent).

Job spec

  • Overall management of the house and estate
  • Managing the high end lets and changeovers
  • Managing all aspects of the household – paying utilities, shopping, security, general maintenance, liaising with contractors and tradesmen
  • Cleaning, laundry, and ironing
  • Cooking breakfast, plus packed lunches
  • Front of house duties when the family and guests are in residence – preparing the house for arrival, table setting, flower arranging, generally presenting the house to a high standard
  • Hosting dinner parties, serving (external chef will be employed when required)
  • Supporting the estate shoot lodge/boutique hotel when required
  • Driving duties – for the family and guests
  • Gardening and maintaining the grounds

Candidates must be/have

  • Experience of working within hospitality either Private Household, 5* Hotels or B&B essential.
  • Must be dog friendly
  • Both car drivers, with a clean driving licence, due to remoteness of the estate
  • First class references essential


Isle of Islay.


Rent free cottage on the estate, two-bedroom self-contained annexe.

(£40 per person per week payable towards the electricity and council tax)

Other benefits:

  • Free firewood from the estate
  • Beef, lamb, and venison from the estate
  • Staff events throughout the year
  • 20% discount for the Bridgend Hotel


Vary – whether high or low season.


£55,000 (combined)

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